Vistas Of Port Jackson
On a clear day, the view from Watsons Bay to the city of Sydney is one of indescribable beauty. In the early days of the colony, the absence of trees meant the sight lines were much less cluttered and this aspect was often captured by 19th century artists. With the ocean behind, this image was captured from atop the rocky cliffs with the popular viewing spot known as the ‘Gap’ at bottom left. Looking in a south-westerly direction across Port Jackson, Bottle and Glass Point lie in the centre, Bradley’s Head to the right, and the towers of Sydney rise like a forest in the background.